Postdoctoral Position

Description: The Harvard School of Public Health is seeking a Postdoctoral Research Fellow to join the Department of Epidemiology. The successful candidate will work on several collaborative genetic and genomic studies of perinatal disorders including preterm birth, placental abruption, preeclampsia and gestational diabetes being conducted by a multidisciplinary team of scientists at Harvard University, Georgetown University and the University of Washington. The successful candidate will have opportunities to conduct genetic, genomic and proteomic data analyses using existing and novel statistical and computational methods. Projects may require extension of sophisticated statistical methodology and/or development of novel statistical and computational methodology for the analysis of complex high-dimensional data, including high-throughput genomic and proteomic data, next-generation sequencing data, and functional genomic data.


Qualifications: Minimum requirements include a PhD in statistics/biostatistics/ bioinformatics/genetic epidemiology or other quantitative fields. Individuals with the following skills are encouraged to apply: excellent quantitative and applied research skills in methodology development and data analysis, demonstrated proficiency in programming language (e.g., C++, Java, Python) and statistical language (e.g., R, Matlab), good bioinformatics knowledge of querying public genomic databases, and strong oral and written communication skills. Experience with biological datasets, or high-dimensional data and knowledge in biology and genetics/genomics is preferred.


The position is available immediately. The initial appointment is for 12 months with possible renewal for a second year subject to performance and funding availability.


Additional Information:


To apply, please send a research statement, CV, contact information for three references and one sample publication by email to Bizu Gelaye, ( Applications will be considered as they arrive.


Applications from minority and female candidates are especially encouraged. Harvard University is an AA/EOE.